DEA, Jersey City police bust man with 184 grams of heroin, 200 grams of cocaine

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Special agents for the DEA and Jersey City police officers busted a man with 184 grams of heroin and 200 grams of cocaine after performing a search on his home, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Hason Armfield, 41, of Jersey City, is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of heroin and one count of possession with intent to distribute a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, Carpenito said in a statement.

He appeared today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor in Newark federal court and was detained.

An authorized search of Armfield’s residence earlier today revealed 184 grams of heroin, approximately 200 grams of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and $4,500 in cash, according to the criminal complaint.

The possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin has a minimum sentence of five years in prison, a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison, and a $5 million fine.

The possession with intent to distribute cocaine has a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

Carpenito credited special agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of New Jersey Special Agent in Charge Susan A. Gibson, and members of the Jersey City Police Department, under the direction of Police Chief Michael Kelly, with the investigation leading to the charges.

This investigation was part of the Jersey City Violent Crime Initiative (VCI), where the U.S. Attorney’s Office has partnered with state, federal, county and local law enforcement to investigate crime in Jersey City.